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April 10, 2014

smoothie

Did you know that protein shakes have been shown to help women double their belly fat loss? So turn your coffee into a super slimmer to shed pounds faster. To do: Simply blend 6 oz. coffee, some almond milk, chocolate protein powder and ice until it’s frothy.

April 10, 2014

It is prom season again.  Young women are trying to decide what to wear for the big event and young men are trying to decide on a mode of transportation and decide where to take their date for dinner.  With so many decisions, it may seem overwhelming; however, we can help you with one decision – - where to eat on prom night.  Olivia’s Taste Restaurant is one of the best Polish Restaurants Chicago because of its great atmosphere and delicious Polish cuisine.  You can choose one of many Chicago Restaurants for your prom night; however, these are the reasons you should choose Olivia’s Taste.

1.       Atmosphere – From a romantic table for two to a large table for 14, our restaurant can accommodate the size of your party and make your dinner memorable.  Whether you want to spend one-on-one time with your date before going to the prom or you have a huge group of friends that all want to dine together, we can make that happen for you. Simply call our friendly staff to check on reservations for prom season.

2.       Affordable – We know that prom costs can quickly climb into the hundreds of dollars. Between the dress, the tuxedo, flowers, pictures, transportation and your meal, you could spend hundreds of dollars.  However, Olivia’s Taste has affordable menu options that are delicious and filling.  By choosing our restaurant for your prom night dinner, you can enjoy a five-star meal at a price that will leave you money for the after-prom parties.

3.       Specialized service – Because we are family owned and operated, we enjoy when our guests visit us on special occasions. Our staff goes out of the way to make sure that you enjoy your meal and your special occasion.  We want to help make your special night a huge success by beginning with a freshly prepared and delightfully authentic polish entrée and dessert.

We know that you can choose any restaurant for your prom night dinner; however, we also know that you cannot go wrong by allowing us to play host for your special dinner.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.  We are willing to make special accommodations, if possible, for your special evening.  For example, if you want to have flowers delivered to the restaurant to have them on your table waiting for your date, just call ahead to let us know that they are arriving so that we can have your table ready when you arrive.

April 9, 2014

There was a little commotion yesterday at my favorite home furniture store. I was there last night to check out their new arrivals when a woman lost her newly bought smartphone. She dropped it somewhere in the store and didn’t notice it was missing until half an hout later. The store manager asked that the video from their Infrared Trail Camera be played right in front of her.

True enough, she dropped her phone and it’s another one of their loyal customers who took it. The man noticed it and intentionally kicked the phone to hide and when no is looking, he picked it up and placed it in his pocket. Shame on him.

Apparently, the woman got back her phone after about a month. The staff sent a text message to the man who took it, inviting him to check out their new arrivals. When he came, the store manager confronted him and showed him the video.

March 17, 2014

I mentioned in my past post that avocado can help you trim down. Here’s a delicious smoothie recipe that will help you shed off unwanted pounds.

avocado

Key Lime Kiss

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 pkg. light key-lime yogurt
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

Instructions

  1. In blender, puree first 3 ingredients, 1 tsp. lime juice, 1/4 tsp. lime zest and 1/2 cup ice cubes 30 seconds or until smooth. Top with whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.
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March 17, 2014

I found a really pretty piece of jewelry at reeds.com/designer-jewelry/Le-Vian-cat518.html. This is going to be a perfect gift for my friend Rosey who celebrated her birthday last week. She’s in love with butterflies and thais pendant would make her teary-eyed for sure. Rosey is like family. We’ve known each other since high school. She’s like my sister and a daughter to my parents.

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March 17, 2014

Summer is so here! Here’s a yummy and healthy drink to keep your head cool. :) Bonus! The tryptophan in bananas increases alertness.

banana-pine

Banana- Pineapple Paradise

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In blender, puree all ingredients 30 seconds or until smooth. Sweeten with honey, if desired. Serve immediately.
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March 16, 2014

avocado

Enjoying an avocado-enriched smoothie right now while browsing online and checking the ampeg bass guitar from guitar center for my son. The temperature has gotten really high today and I need a cold drink to cool down. By the way, did you know that an avocado smoothie can keep you full and satisfied for up to 3 hours? That’s because the creamy fruit contains oleic acid that triggers the release of a compound that sends hunger-curbing signals to the brain. This effect can help cut your calorie intake by up to 16 percent and prolong feelings of fullness.

March 14, 2014

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My entry for Orange you glad it’s Friday.

March 10, 2014

Girls between the ages of 4 and 8 are usually chosen to be the flower girls in a wedding. More often, they have a special connection with either the bride or groom. — They can be sisters, nieces, cousins or daughters of the bride’s or groom’s friends. It’s totally up to the couple to have as many flower girls as they want, but usually, having one flower girl is enough.

Most of the time, the flower girl dresses are miniatures of the bride’s wedding gown. I remember when my cousin got married, she had three flower girls and one of them was my daughter. All the three girls wore mini versions of her wedding gown. The only difference is that the girls didn’t wear veils. Oh, they looked like little brides when they marched down the aisle.

Going back, flower girls often hold baskets full of flower petals. They scatter flower petals as they walk on the aisle, so when the bride makes her entrance, she’s walking on flower petals. The couple usually shoulder the expenses for the flower girl dresses and like I mentioned earlier, the dresses are patterned to match the theme of the wedding or based on the bride’s wedding gown.

However, several things should be taken into consideration when choosing dresses for the flower girls. First the sizes of the flower girls. Couples have to remember that children grow rather quickly, so it will be best for them to fit their dresses at least a couple of weeks before the wedding date. That should give the couturier enough time for alterations. Next is comfort. Children tend to get irritated with some fabrics easily. Carefully choose the fabrics so that it matches the style of the wedding gown and at the same time comfortable to wear. That way, you’ll have an unforgettable and successful wedding.

March 8, 2014

coffee and tea

A cup of coffee offers powerful protection against stroke. According to research, people who drink at least one cup of coffee a day had a 20 percent lower  risk of stroke than those who don’t. Coffee contains compounds that ward off high blood sugar, a risk factor for stroke. Green tea is also effective. Drinking four cups a day offer protective effect to catechins, antioxidants that decrease inflammation in blood vessels, preventing blockages.

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